Turkey will cover Hagia Sophia mosaics during prayers

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Mosaics in Istanbul’s ancient Hagia Sophia will be covered by curtains or lasers during times of Muslim prayer, the spokesman for Turkey’s ruling AK Party said on Monday, after President Tayyip Erdogan converted the museum into a mosque.

The Christian icons would be uncovered and be open to all visitors at other times, and admission would be free of charge, the AKP’s Omer Celik said.

It was not immediately clear how the lasers would work.

On Friday, a Turkish court ruled that the building’s conversion to a museum in...


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